He eagerly anticipates pay day and asks daily, “When is pay day? How many sleeps till pay day?” He studies his lego magazines and dreams about that one he wants next when pay day finally comes. Persistence is not a problem for this one as he continuously probes us for when when when the moment will come for him to redeem his earnings for that thing he’s longed for.
I respond, more often than I’d like to admit, with annoyance at all the inquiry. Feeling like a broken record, I tell him to trust me to do what I already told him numerous times I would do. Sometimes I utter, “Don’t ask again!”
And then...God whispers to my soul I know someone else who persistently petitions for things her heart longs for.
I’m gently reminded that He doesn’t respond to my longing with annoyance. Instead He comforts, reassures, and delights that I know He’s the only one who can fully satisfy and that I keep bringing it up. He desires for me to come. To bring to Him my wants and needs. To lay down the burden. To bring myself. To entrust every morsel to His ways and His timing and to believe He will do what He said He would do.
Persistence was His idea, and I don’t think He minds being a broken record.
And then He says...go. Play. Enjoy the blessings I’ve already given you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God , which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.